I originally posted a blog with a similar title at the beginning of 2011. I have edited it, only fitting, since the topic is about change.
Making changes isn’t always easy. Along with practicing patience, change isn’t necessarily easy. Anything that takes us out of our comfort zone can feel strange and seem difficult. But if you were driving and got lost, wouldn’t you change direction? Well, the same is true in life. If you are not happy with the direction your life is taking you and the outcome was not what you desired, then change your direction and make the changes necessary to get you to where you want to go.
So what is stopping you? Is there a mind-set of fear telling you that you won’t succeed? Is there doubt stemming from a childhood disappointment? Don’t let your past dictate your future. Those experiences prepared you for where you are now and you should feel grateful for having learned from them. Unfortunately, we believed those stories we told ourselves and have become our truth even though they aren’t the truth. They are just excuses we tell ourselves as to why we can’t change instead of becoming the inspiration to begin making the changes.
We are capable of anything. We possess the power within us to change anything about our lives. We just need to put out the right intention, keep our thoughts positive and follow through with our actions. We need to re-write our story and remove those thought patterns that have put a barrier in the way of allowing us to live our most authentic life. When we finally decide that we are ready and choose to make the changes we want to see in our lives, we are making tremendous strides to re-writing our story. All it takes is for us to take one small step everyday. When we do, we realize we had nothing to fear and ultimately, over time, we free ourselves from the bondage those old excuses and thoughts had over us. We will notice how so much in our life has changed.
When we take the actions necessary everyday towards change, we gain tremendous confidence and making changes doesn’t seem so scary anymore. And sometimes we come to realize as well, that some of the new things we are doing are things that we once dreamed of doing or had once done but stopped doing. As I share in Keeping It Simple!, change is a process that takes time and begins with ourselves. It starts with a choice; the choice to do something different. That choice leads to new decision which leads to a series of new decisions and before we know it, we have recreated and reinvented our lives.
Why not make the choice in 2012 to start the journey to a New You? The person you discover may not only surprise you, but inspire you.